Our Mission

Supporting the Families of Our Fallen Heroes

The Mission of the Folded Flag Foundation

America’s freedom comes at a great cost. The Folded Flag Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that serves to honor the legacy of, and pay tribute to, the brave men and women who have given their lives in defense of our country.


The Folded Flag Foundation mission is to provide educational scholarships and support grants to the spouses and children of the United States military and government personnel who died as a result of hostile action or in an accident related to U.S. combat operations.

Scholarships and grants are available to qualifying spouses of fallen heroes and their children under the age of 26 to help provide a pathway to success by covering a wide range of living expense and educational needs, from kindergarten to college/trade school.


Our vision is a total embrace of family after loss, with education as the cornerstone. We achieve this by:

  • Assisting surviving families with their transition to civilian life through our Gold Star Family Service Grant Program;
  • Helping spouses obtain an education and establish careers and more effectively provide for their children;
  • Supporting the education of children in K – 12 (private school, individual tutoring, specialized programs, etc.) to ensure they are on a successful path towards college; and
  • Continuing support for the children as they make their way through college and into their careers.


Maximize use of funding

  • 100% of all public donations go directly to the qualifying families. 
  • ALL operational and administrative costs are paid for by our corporate underwriters, Black Knight, ServiceLink, Fidelity National Financial and FIS.

Broaden impact through partnerships

  • Partnering with community and national non-profit organizations that deliver complementary services to our families;
  • Partnering with educational and for-profit institutions that provide additional grants and benefits to our families; and
  • Partnering with corporations and business professionals that provide internships, mentorship and career assistance to our families.

Grow efficiently with a community focus

  • We embrace a community approach to national fundraising and program awareness, by which we are able to:
    • Provide a tangible way for our supporters to interact with our families and experience first-hand the true impact of their commitment;
    • Show our families that they are surrounded by individuals and businesses committed to their future;
    • Build partnerships with organizations delivering impact to our families within their communities; and
    • Avoid significant expenses associated with national marketing and awareness campaigns.

Donations Welcomed

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The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.

- President George Washington